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muntahunta
post Dec 18 2007, 02:11 PM
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hey, im looking to customize my guitar.
what kind of easy thing could i do to my guitar?

i want to try scalloping my neck but im not entirely sure how to but im also looking for other ways to customize my guitar (without sending it away to get done.) any suggestions would be great biggrin.gif


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post Dec 18 2007, 02:35 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 18 2007, 01:11 PM) *
hey, im looking to customize my guitar.
what kind of easy thing could i do to my guitar?

i want to try scalloping my neck but im not entirely sure how to but im also looking for other ways to customize my guitar (without sending it away to get done.) any suggestions would be great biggrin.gif


Personally I think unless you know exactly what you are doing I would not attempt any form of customization on the neck at all, thats a highly skilled job imo, to get it right anyways.

However, hows about a bit of a paint job, if your the arty type? change of pickups?


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post Dec 18 2007, 02:37 PM
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ive already changed the pickups and im definatly not the arty type tongue.gif


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Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

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post Dec 18 2007, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 18 2007, 01:37 PM) *
ive already changed the pickups and im definatly not the arty type tongue.gif


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What guitar have you got you want to customize?


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post Dec 18 2007, 02:42 PM
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epiphone lespaul


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Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

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post Dec 18 2007, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 18 2007, 02:42 PM) *
epiphone lespaul

New machine heads could be something, locking tuners but only if it goes out of tune else it's good as it is I guess.


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yea, thats about it I`d say m8 too smile.gif


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post Dec 18 2007, 05:04 PM
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surely theres some more gadgets i could add. even just for novelty sake lol. was gonna get LED's in a few month back but decided not to due to lack of funds.


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Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

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post Dec 18 2007, 05:07 PM
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what about some hologram type things? when you play live they pick up the spotights (if there is any) really well, get like a beam coming off the guitar smile.gif


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post Dec 18 2007, 05:08 PM
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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Dec 18 2007, 05:04 PM) *
surely theres some more gadgets i could add. even just for novelty sake lol. was gonna get LED's in a few month back but decided not to due to lack of funds.

Put some stickers on it wink.gif There's no "better" way to ruin a guitar.

I really don't know... id oyu got active EMG's you could do the 18v mod by adding another battery.


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post Dec 18 2007, 07:04 PM
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There's always crap like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Electric-Guitar-LED-li...1QQcmdZViewItem

Stickers do muck up a guitar, for sure.

Nothing adds character like excessive wear on an instrument, perhaps hours and hours more practice time tongue.gif.

If you wanted something a little more flamboyant perhaps consider another guitar all together, an LP is on the conservative end of the spectrum as far as guitar bodies go.


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post Dec 18 2007, 07:47 PM
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lol, flamboyant isnt really my nature tongue.gif
im looking for something that will either improve my sound/playability and/or make my guitar stand out (like LED's would... but they cost alot)

and that ebay seller only ships to US, im in UK sad.gif

This post has been edited by muntahunta: Dec 18 2007, 07:50 PM


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Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

Check out Munta's Step By Step Songwriting Lesson
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post Dec 18 2007, 10:50 PM
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Maybe just trade in your Epi for one of these bad boys. it will improve your sound and looks Check out one of these babies

Same EMGs as yours but with a 20db boost you can adjust and toggle on to stand out in solos or sustain a chord longer. Plus the neck thru construction aught to give you comparable sustain.

If your LP has a pickguard, might find more outlandish pick guards. Might get a good friend to stencil/paint a cool flourish/design behind your tailpiece of your bridge.

If you're really aching to get to something more flamboyant, might check out getting a pair of those gloves cops use to direct traffic with and cut the fingers off, that way your hands will be fluorescent orange or yellow w/ reflective patches on the palms.

EDIT: DUH! get new speed knobs. I got some for my schecter that are clear cylinders w/ skulls w/ red eyes. Kind of tacky, sure. And you can always upgrade your strap to something more appropriate.

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muntahunta
post Dec 18 2007, 11:44 PM
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the thing is, changing my LP for a V wouldnt be a good idea. i love the weight of the LP. i try to play my friends guitar and its way to light!
the only knobs i'd want are ones that go to 11... just because!
pickguard is a good idea. i dont use mine because its cream and looks horrible.


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Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

Check out Munta's Step By Step Songwriting Lesson
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post Dec 19 2007, 01:55 PM
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You want heft? Then get one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/BC-Rich-Acrylic-Series...1QQcmdZViewItem

It's a guitar made out of plate glass. You know the aquariums with like 3 feet of acrylic glazing that they keep whales in and stuff? Yeah, that's the same stuff this guitar is made out of. Very heavy duty.


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muntahunta
post Dec 19 2007, 03:06 PM
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i would love that guitar!!!
unfortunatly its US only sad.gif


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Guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard w/ Dual EMG 81 Pickups. Size 11 Strings.
Ibanez GRG170DX w/ Scallopd frets 17-24 - w/ Dimebucker and APH-1.
Tanglewood TW28 STR DLX CE INDIANA Acoustic Guitar
NEW: Dean Deceiver w/ EMG 81/EMG 85 Pickups
Effects:
Pod XT Live AND Pod X3 Live
Recording:
Cubase SX3

My Bands Myspace
Act Of Silence

Songs:

Fly From The Inside (Cover)
So Far Away
Down
Break The Cycle
Never Again (Cover)
Crash
Wake Me

More Acoustic Songs:
Chris Kerswell Soundclick Page

Check out Munta's Step By Step Songwriting Lesson
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post Dec 19 2007, 10:56 PM
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slap new pickups on it
a kill switch is always easy to do, just get a button, solder one wire of it to the volume knob on the middle bit and solder the other wire on to earth, when you press the button it should work as a killswitch smile.gif you need to get a push to make switch
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